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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? Kingsley Napley, PraxisIFM, BNP Paribas

Editorial Staff

10 November 2021

Kingsley Napley
Law firm has named a number of managers within its “sustainability centre” to help bolster its investment offerings for environmental, social and governance-themed (ESG) work.

The centre provides investment teams with industry and sector research, ESG data and analysis of more than 13,000 issuers.  

Rachel Crossley has been appointed head of stewardship for Europe, based in London. Crossley brings more than 25 years of sustainability and stewardship expertise to the role, working with organisations such as the Access to Nutrition Initiative and the Climate Group.  She reports to Michael Herskovich, global head of stewardship.

Malika Takhtayeva has been appointed sustainable fixed Income lead - EMEA, based in London. She spent the last six years at Moody’s Investors Service as a credit analyst with a focus on ESG and related topics. Before that, Takhtayeva was emerging markets credit analyst at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and worked in the fixed income debt capital markets ratings advisory team at ABN AMRO. She reports to Alex Bernhardt, global head of sustainability research.

Thibaud Clisson has been appointed climate change lead, based in Paris. He joined BNPP AM in 2009 and has been senior ESG analyst responsible for the utilities, materials and energy sectors, as well as developing the firm's approach to measuring carbon risk and integrating ESG considerations within private markets. He reports to Bernhardt.

Robert-Alexandre Poujade has been appointed biodiversity lead, based in Paris. He joined BNPP AM in 2011 and has been an ESG analyst since 2015, focusing on natural capital, ocean economies and biodiversity. He also reports to Bernhardt.

Delphine Riou has been appointed inclusive growth lead, based in Paris. She joined BNPP AM as an ESG analyst in 2017, having served in similar roles at Natixis and Covéa Finance. Her previous roles include an operations officer at IFC/World Bank, a financial controller at PSA Peugeot Citroen group and a sell-side equity analyst at BNP Paribas.